24 - 26 November 2020
CTICC, Cape Town

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Transmission & Distribution

INTEGRATION INTO THE GRID

Solutions for how to best manage integration of renewable energy

The nuts and bolts segment of getting power from the generator to the home – this is the backbone of all major power systems.

Challenges across the distribution sector include an inability to identify or stem losses from tampering or non-payment or manage the level of non-technical losses on the system. Coupled with an increasing need for grid resilience along with reliability, utilities are facing not only the impacts of climate change on the need for resilience, but also technical challenges brought about by the integration of renewable energy, communication, storage and cyber risks.

At African Utility Week and PowerGEN Africa you will be able to find solutions to how best manage the integration of renewable energy and how storage will enable quicker, smarter grid balancing. Communication technology enables bi-directional communication, giving utilities deeper insight into the exact status of the grid and allows for longer term planning and CAPEX optimisation.

Why attend: 

  • Understand how technical losses can be managed by taking a holistic viewpoint of the distribution grid.

  • Discuss the technical and regulatory implications of renewable energy integration on your grid, while ensuring continued reliability and resilience.

  • Learn how you can prepare for and recover from a cyberattack, and why you need to prepare for when, not if, an attempt is made to hack your grid.

  • Smart grid communication is a vital element of the new grid. Analyse various types of communication technologies and protocols and understand how each is delivering reliability and increasingly broad communication bands.

  • Energy storage is no longer just a peak generation opportunity – it is being used for grid balancing and to drive power quality. Determine how best to implement storage on your network.

  • Consider the process and analysis that needs to be undertaken to plan and implement a grid extension project, including considerations for off-grid access for rural communities.

 

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Metering

Who should attend?

Any utility, developer or interested party who is wanting to understand:

  • How they can improve revenue management and loss reductions across the network
  • Why technology needs to be considered from a holistic perspective
  • How to overcome the technical challenges of feeding renewable energy into the grid
  • Why energy storage could be a game changer for your network operations

 
Vendors who want to understand:

  • The technical and environmental challenges faced by utilities across Africa
  • How regulation is changing and opening up opportunities in new markets
  • Development policies and agendas which are driving investment and modernisation efforts

 

Who exhibits (Exhibitor type)

Top-line topics

  • Combatting technical and non-technical losses
  • The challenges of grid resilience
  • Cybersecurity and its impact on your business
  • Smart grid and smart meter communication
  • Battery storage
  • Planning for grid extension – considerations and finance

 

Find a list of our exhibitors here     Book your stand

Key topics covered in the FREE Knowledge Hub

Free-to-attend Knowledge Hubs for the technical aspect and requirements for service delivery perfect for transmission & distribution technicians, metering department, network engineers, data analysts, municipal managers, procurement and installers. 

Day 1 - 24 November 2020

SMART ENERGY - METERING

  • Metering and customer service

MINIMISING THE IMPACT ON LOAD SHEDDING

  • The impact of load shedding on substations
  • The impact of load shedding on transformers
  • Surge Protection
  • Switchgear

Day 2 - 25 November 2020

GRID EXPANSION

  • Impact of cross border trade on Africa’s grid
  • Strategies to reduce connection costs
  • Models to finance extension projects

GRID MAINTENANCE TO REDUCE LOSSES AND BUILD RESILIENCE

  • Loss reduction: African Power & Energy Elites Project Case Study: Technology to reduce T&D losses in Nigeria
  • Maintenance: Specifying ester filled power transformers
  • Resilience: Power System dispatch with integrated renewable energy
  • Health & Safety for transmission and distribution sector

Day 3 - 26 November 2020

SMART ENERGY - CYBER SECURITY

  • Big data and cybersecurity

ELECTRIC MOBILITY

  • Revisited – smart-grid pilot project for resilient electric vehicle infrastructure
  • Public transport for urban cities
  • Hydrogen vehicle future

Key topics covered in the strategic conference relevant to Transmission & distribution

Day 1 - 24 November 2020

SMART ENERGY

  • Combatting technical and non-technical losses
  • Grid resillience

Day 2 - 25 November 2020

SMART ENERGY

  • Cybersecurity and IoT
  • Smart grid and metering communications

Day 3 - 26 November 2020

SMART ENERGY

  • Batterystorage
  • Grid extension - planning and finance

FACTS AND FIGURES FROM AFRICAN UTILITY WEEK & POWERGEN AFRICA

  • 10000
    ATTENDEES
  • 82
    COUNTRIES
  • 82
    UTILITIES & MUNICIPALITIES
  • 360
    EXHIBITORS

 

 

Host Ministry

  • Ministry of Energy South Africa

Host Utility

  • Eskom

Host City

  • Host City

Municipal Leaders Forum Partners

  • SALGA
  • NTIYISO

Platinum Sponsor

  • Landis + Gyr
  • Conlog
  • Actom Pty Ltd

 

Silver Sponsor

  • Akilee
  • Nyamezela Metering (Pty) Ltd
  • Huawei Technologies Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Ntiyiso Consulting






 

CEO Forum Partners

  • Conlog
  • Eaton
  • Lucy Electric
  • Nyamazela
  • APUA
  • ALSF
  • Prime Alliance
  • Oracle






 

Global Knowledge Partner

  • Enel Foundation

 

Host Publication

  • ESI Africa